Walls (VA2236.01)

Farhad Mirza

In this course we will study what the wall does literally and symbolically. In architecture, walls are expected to delimit space and to support the roof. The built wall is where two diverse areas meet—one might say that the wall expresses the relationship between them. Walls make the existential struggle between an exterior and an interior tangible. We will discuss work by contemporary artists who use walls literally, allegorically, and metaphorically to talk about topics related to migration, mobility, and belonging. We will compare these works to real walls that delineate physical and political boundaries. Students will write one paper, and make one presentation.

Learning Outcomes:

Delivery Method: Entirely remote (synchronous)
Course Level: 2000-level
Credits: 2
W 4:10PM - 6:00PM (Full-term)
Maximum Enrollment: 20
Course Frequency: One time only

Categories: All courses , Entirely Remote , Visual Arts (VA)